The Iowa Cubs swept the doubleheader against the Albuquerque Isotopes Friday night at Principal Park, 8-6 and 7-0.
In his first start of the season, Hector Carrasco shutout the Isotopes, striking out 10 batters in six innings of work. The Cubs backed up Carrasco with stellar offense. Casey McGehee and Micah Hoffpauir each homered in the win.
Andres Torres singled and was driven in when Jason Dubois doubled to left field. The Cubs would go on to score two more in the inning when Ben Broussard hit a sacrifice fly to score Bobby Scales and Dubois scored on Casey McGehee¹s double.
Iowa would take their 3-0 lead and add another run in the third on a McGehee home run.
The I-Cubs added three more runs in the seventh on a three-run home run by Hoffpauir for the 7-0 finale. Chris Michalak (0-3) took the loss for
Albuquerque.
The Iowa Cubs got of to a good start in game one as the team batted around and scored six runs in the first inning. Torres started things off with a double and Josh Kroeger hit a three-run homer that scored Broussard and McGehee. Koyie Hill drove in a run with a triple to center for an early 6-0 Iowa lead.
Dallas McPherson homered in his seventh consecutive game, setting a new Albuquerque record, to get the Isotopes on the board, 6-1.
Kroeger finished the first game 2-for-2 with four RBI. Iowa¹s starter Justin Berg (3-4) threw six solid innings to earn the win. He struck out four and allowed three runs on three hits in the Cubs¹ 8-6 win.
Bobby Keppel (7-7) was tagged with the loss for Albuquerque.A Sex, Liesnd Videotape release

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